“Inerting 170 Dahlgren and 6.4-inch Brooke projectiles” – Preserving artifacts recovered from the CSS Georgia

Operations recovering the CSS Georgia from the Savannah River continue to make the news cycles.  Last week the project posted video, photos, and information detailing the safe inerting of artillery projectiles recovered from the site: Even 150 years old, those projectiles are dangerous.  We’ve visited that topic several times.  I’ll often hear folks discuss howContinue reading ““Inerting 170 Dahlgren and 6.4-inch Brooke projectiles” – Preserving artifacts recovered from the CSS Georgia”

Another Dahlgren recovered from CSS Georgia … and a rifled one at that!

The days since the Sesquicentennial ended have been very interesting for those of us with an interest in heavy Civil War ordnance.  Three cannon came out of the PeeDee River in South Carolina, once armament of the CSS Pee Dee.  Two rare Brooke rifles and a Dahlgren shell gun.  And there is the ongoing recoveryContinue reading “Another Dahlgren recovered from CSS Georgia … and a rifled one at that!”

CSS Georgia to the surface “in chunks”; Artifacts recovered, photographed, preserved

Earlier this week, press releases from the Army Corps of Engineers updated the progress with the recovery of the CSS Georgia.  From the Stars and Stripes: After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk atContinue reading “CSS Georgia to the surface “in chunks”; Artifacts recovered, photographed, preserved”